Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Conflicting advice on reqs for Transit Visa in China. Correct answer?

Jump to last reply

I have googled this topic and find conflicting comments. I don't find anything on China's FAQ site for its Embassy to the USA that reassures me. The Chinese consulate's number I've called rings busy the whole time.

Do I need a transit Visa for China under the following facts?

--I am a United States citizen.
--My U.S. passport is valid for several more years.
--This December, I depart from Los Angeles arriving in Beijing on a Saturday.
--I then change planes in Beijing, departing for Bangkok.
--My layover time in Beijing is less than 4 hours.
--I am not exiting the airport for any reason.
--My flight to Beijing is a United flight operated by Air China.
--My flight out of Beijing to Bangkok is a United flight opearted by Air China.

Sorry if my question is old hat to some of you, but, given the situation, I don't want to assume too much and find I've got a major problem in China and unable to complete my trip.

9 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 A Thailand holiday vacation 9 years in a row!
  2. 2 2nd location on the beach
  3. 3 Hanoi driver wanted
  4. 4 Missing Air Asia flight
  5. 5 Buying loose sapphires in Sri Lanka
  6. 6 Southern India itinerary help needed
  7. 7 Your favorites in south India & places you'd probably not recommend
  8. 8 Trip Report vietnam and laos
  9. 9 narrow down destinations, Japan 2 weeks in April
  10. 10 Help: 24 hours to change decision for award flight BKK-SFO
  11. 11 Safe to buy Sapphires in Sri Lanka
  12. 12 Thailand - Food recos
  13. 13 Seoul - Cuckoo rice cooker
  14. 14 First Time Solo Trip To Thailand Itinerary
  15. 15 Laos for the backpacker
  16. 16 The best way (or place) to see Mt. Fuji while staying in Tokyo
  17. 17 Single parent traveling to Thailand with a 4-yo son
  18. 18 Amazing Samurai Armor Exhibition
  19. 19 Thailand Hotel
  20. 20 Which Section of Great Wall? And add visit to Ming Tombs?
  21. 21 Best country to visit 1st time in Southeast Asia
  22. 22 Honeymoon in Thailand
  23. 23 One Week in Asia, First Time Trip to Asia
  24. 24 Can you HELP with figuring out United Miles and how to get them SF-Bangkok?
  25. 25 Bangkok: Shangri-La, Penninsula, Mandarin Oriental
View next 25 » Back to the top